Vogelsang 2018 — Furmint
A Wine That
literally allows you to drink a piece of history. Vogelsang was the first vineyard to reintroduce Furmint to Austria in the 1980s after its disappearance almost 100 years earlier. For Michael the blue quartz soil gives the wine its unique character. The wine combines the elegance and salinity you might expect from Premier Cru Chablis but with acidity that may well rival some of the world’s best Mosel Rieslings.
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- Winemaker: Michael Wenzel
Where and How?
From Austria`s oldest plantation of Furmint, planted in the 1980s, the Vogelsang vineyard is located in the surroundings of Rust in Burgenland.The soil is a conglomerate of mica schist, grey and blue quartz. Grapes are harvested at the peak of harvest, gently pressed on whole bunches and then transferred into large Austrian oak for 12 months.
If Michael lived 150 years ago he may well be one of Europe’s most famous winemakers. If Michael lived 150 years ago, he may well have been one of Europe’s most famous winemakers. Back then, Furmint was one of the king of grapes and the wines made from the variety were a go-to choice, just like fine Burgundy or Bordeaux.
However, back in the 1990s when Michael took over from his father, customers who entered their cellars were preferring to go for Sauvignon or dry Muskateller, as that is what everyone else was selling. Despite the lack of commercial interest, Michael continued to grow and bottle Furmint and time proved him right. With the renaissance of indigenous grapes in Burgenland and curious professionals all around the world, Michael’s path proved the right one and he is now one of Austria’s most respected farmers and winemakers.